Collaboration for Outreach and University Resources for STEM Education (COURSE)
A collaboration among the University of Oregon’s Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences and Physics Departments, along with its College of Arts and Sciences, seeks qualified applicants for a 0.67 to 1.0 FTE position as Associate Director of an initiative to strengthen STEM education programs in K-12 schools, community colleges and universities throughout Oregon and nationwide. This collaboration, which will evolve into a UO Center, focuses on leveraging science and UO College of Education faculty-led STEM education and outreach programs to:
· promote hands-on, active learning of science knowledge and processes in research/industry-modeled classrooms and informally through after-school, summer and science pub programs;
· foster enduring collaborations between K-12, industry, community colleges and UO serving to bring science and engineering as they are practiced to the classroom;
· sustain STEM near-peer mentoringto facilitate the formation of STEM identities from elementary through graduate school, and;
· increase the breadth and depth of the STEM talent pool by targeting underrepresented groups.
The Associate Director’s responsibilities include (1)working with individual faculty, from both Colleges, to help develop, write and coordinate the education and outreach portions of individual or small-group PI research proposals; (2) engaging UO scientists and mathematicians in College of Education teacher preparation and in-service development programs; (3) working alongside Center faculty to develop and fund new, large-scale programs that serve Oregon and national STEM pipeline development needs; (4) supervising student workers and Center program coordination staff, and; (5) developing expert, shared capabilities (e.g., program evaluation knowledge, marketing and communications capacity) within the Center.
A Master’s degree in a field related to the initiative’s sponsors (e.g., science, engineering, computer science, science education, or relevant social science) is required and significant experience working with K-12 teachers and administrators, and university faculty is preferred.
Preferred qualifications for applicants include strong organizational, written and oral communication and computer skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Initial appointment is annual, with the possibility for renewal based on performance, available funding, and project needs.
Salary will be in the range $58-65K annually for a 1.0 FTE position, commensurate with experience, and the position includes an excellent benefits package. FTE is negotiable within the stated range of 0.67 to 1.0.
To assure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, but position will remain open until filled. Email cover letter, CV and names of three references to Dr. Dean Livelybrooks, via Physicssearch1@uoregon.edu.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Finalist is subject to a criminal background check.